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-level officers and enlisted that are so important to the leadership of our military and chuck hagel's leadership and commitment will be critical to that task. i have met with chuck hagel privately, i've asked him tough questions about iran and israel. i'm satisfied on those points that he will advise the president in according to with -- in accord with those policies but even more important i am struck by his passion, the intensity of his commitment to our men and women in uniform. his caring about them is indicated in so many ways. spontaneously and strongly in his testimony, as well as his private conversations. he will make sure that sexual assault in the military, the epidemic and scourge of rape and assault against men and women who serve and sacrifice for this country will be stopped, that there will be, in fact, zero tolerance not only in word but in deed. and his viewing, for example, of the documentary "invisible war," his understanding that this kind of misconduct is an outrage never to be even implicitly condoned and to be treated as a criminal offense, the most extreme kind of predat
's nomination of defense and cia. he says he'll hold up the nominations of chuck hagel as defense secretary and john brennan as cia director until he gets more information regarding the syrian attack on the u.s. embassy. >>> and "argo" continuing its winning streak. the latest hardware picked up, next. >>> coming up on "sports final," no jacket required as the cavaliers renew their former battle in college park. lebron turns up the heat in los angeles. and we check in with rg-3 on his recovery. >> i've just got to be smart about it and >> that's coming up on "sports final" right after the news. >>> another win for "argo." it's adding best picture at the british academy film awards. ben affleck also won best director. >>> you may have noticed gas prices are rapidly going up. the average price for a gallon has gone up just about a quarter in two weeks. according to aaa, the national average is now $3.58 a gallon. around here the average in virginia is $3.46, maryland at $3.59 and the district up to $3. 74. experts blaming a rise in wholesale prices. >>> conflicting reports about how close we
have temporarily blocked the vote on the nomination of senator chuck hagel as defense secretary. some of his former gop colleagues held up the vote as a way to demand more information from the white house on issues including the september attack on the american consulate in libya. hagel is a former senator and vietnam combat veteran. his nomination was approved by the senate armed services committee on a straight party line vote. >>> expect slow going if you plan to use metro this presidents day weekend. track work will take place on the orange, blue, red and green lines and delays up to 50 minutes. on the orange line between stadium army and cheverly the trains will not run. on the red line on saturday trains will single track between rhode island avenue in tacoma. don't forget metro will operate on a saturday schedule this presidents day monday, a holiday. >>> this morning freezing temps combined with last night's snow and rain for a commute that just got a little ridiculous this morning. i was listening to the radio. you had icy roads everywhere, all sorts of crashes including at l
at the event. >>> the senate is voting n whether to confirm chuck hagel. president obama nominated the former republican senator from nebraska to replace leon panetta. a rocky confirmation hearing put the nomination in jeopardy. the senators involved in the hearing, he said, did not focus on key issues. >> it's obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> what disappointed me is that they talked a lot about past quotes. but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today. what about the war in afghanistan, the war on terrorism. what about the budget sequester and the impact it will have on readiness. >> panetta and martin dempsey say they expect hagel will be confirmed. >>> panetta discussed u.s. drone attacks on potential terrorist targets, they said they don't come lightly. he added there's an intricate process of establishing targets. those who authorize the drone attacks make sure it's focused on terrorists. >>> a coast guard officer will be honored for rescuing a pilot from a navy jet crash. petty officer nicholas bean will receive the meritorious service me
. the senate armed services committee plans to vote today on former nebraska senator chuck hagel's no, ma'am mags. >>> montgomery county lawmakers could make it tougher to smoke in public today. the county could you please sill was expected to take action on property owned or leased by the county. could include county bus stops and shemters. under the bill, the county's director of health and human services would be allowed to designate outdoor smoking areas on certain properties. >>> if you live in maryland expect to pay more for natural gas. thera opponents say it will allow them to charge customers for upgrades before the work is done. governor o'malley has not indicated whether he will sign this bill. >>> new this morning, a recent rash of battery problems on the bole 787 dreamliner sparked proposed safety changes. a united nations agency suggests eliminating exemptions that allow large lithium-ion batteries to be shipped on passenger planes. they're prone to catching fire. boeing tested new batteries in the 787 dreamliners after a series of problems last month, including at least two
see mr. producer? i see chuck hagel. what kind of a commander in chief would nominate somebody like chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. i'll tell you what kind of commander in chief. the kind of commander in chief that arms the muslim brotherhood, regime in cairo. hollowing out the greatest military force on the face of the earth under his direct command, the united states military. >> wow. >> does he get to yell like that for four years. >> stephanie: he will be making more regular appearances on hannity's show. >> don't call me crazy. >> stephanie: eric, what kind of commander in chief would nominate -- >> exactly. how dare he? how dare he nominate a nebraska, republican vietnam veteran to be secretary of defense. so much for outreach, right? so much for obama working across party aisles. >> stephanie: you're right. the yelling makes it better. if you can't be right be loud. >> the press for four years demanded why can't obama make d.c. bipartisan? why can't he fix this bipartisan gap? so he -- he nominates a republican. sends him up for a hearing and the republicans maul chuc
killed in that war. chuck hagel is expected to be confirmed as defense secretary despite a rough day of questioning on capitol hill. his record as a senator caused frequent concern for the senate armed services committee. in 2001 hagel voted against sanctions on iran to stop the country from obtaining nuclear weapons. he apologized for his offensive comments that accuse israeli lobbyists of intimidating lawmakers. >> you said the jewish lobby, that term shouldn't have been used, it should have been some other term. name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> i have stated that i regret the terminology. >> but you said back then, it makes us do dumb things. >> if confirmed, hagel would be the first vietnam veteran to be defense secretary. his supporters say his experience makes him uniquely qualified. a vote is expected next week. >>> today in virginia, texting while driving could get closer to becoming illegal. a senate committee will vote on that legislation today. one bill up for consideration would increase the fine from
senator chuck hagel could be one step closer to being confirmed. the committee plans to put the nomination up for a vote. >>> now to the ongoing search for the ex-officer wanted for murder. new documents reveal christopher dorner might have fled to mexico. as police continue their manhunt across southern california, authorities are searching more than 30 square miles across the big bear area, which includes a popular ski resort. dorner's burned-out truck was found in the area with weapons and camping gear inside. dorner was fired a few years ago from the lapd and it's believed his attacks are part of a revenge plot. >> to be targeted because you took an oath to protect others, to have your family targeted because they're related to you, that is absolutely terrifying. >> authorities have increased security along the u.s./mexico border and warn airport security to be on the lookout for dorner. >>> two men are if jail this morning accused of killing a 15-year-old who recently performed during inauguration festivities here in washington. chicago police say hadiya pendleton was not the intended
fund. former nebraska senator chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary is in the hands of the full senate. the armed services committee narrowly approved the nomination on tuesday. the full senate could vote later this week. some fellow republicans may mount a filibuster because of concerns about statements he made about israel, iraq, nuclear weapons. america's new top dogs is banana joe. >> the 5-year-old pincer was the winner. he is scheduled to fly back to the netherlands today with his owner. he congratulations to him. >> looking good. hofstra university has its list of the 10 most overused and useless phrases in the english- language. is "at the end of the day." that's followed by "fairly unique." bent "i, personally." -- then "i personally." >> my husband is a rocket scientist, so he can use that one. >> perhaps it is rocket science in some cases. >> what is happening with the weather today? >> not bad to start, but you will need the umbrella this afternoon or before the kids get off the bus. that's when the rain will begin at midafternoon. if you still can see so
wage. up to $9 an hour. >> hallie jackson, thank you. 33 degrees at the airport. chuck hagel is one step closer to being confirmed by the senate. the committee voted to pass his nomination on to the full senate. his nomination has been contentious because of his stance on the war on iraq and iran. the end is in sight for passengers stranded on a cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. it should be in port no later than thursday. the ship has been stranded since a fire in the engine room. have been sweltering conditions and poor food and only five working toilets. >> when it comes to picking up flowers, who offers the best bouquets? prices range from $17 tomorrow than $100. people have different opinions. different people take different favorites and a side-by-side comparison. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how far in advance do you prepare for valentine's day, either ordering flowers or buying gifts? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. netflix is placing its bets on kids who streamed vid
in libya. and a vote tomorrow on chuck hagel's nomination needs 60 votes to pass. >> a virginia couple will spend valentine's day rolling in the money. and today we'll find out who they are. winning $217 million power ball ticket at richmond airport will come forward to claim the prize this afternoon. second largest jackpot ever won in the old dominion. >> at the airport? >> yeah. >> i love it. congratulations. >>> mother monster, she's going under the knife. we're going to tell you why lady gaga had to cancel tour and what it means for anyone with tickets to her dc show. >> and a popular boom. how many neighbors you could have in the next few decades. that would be a population boom. >> some folks are popular i guess. first though, big changes coming to the skies. what it will mean for passengers and your ticket prices. >> ♪ . >> here's a live look outside. traffic seems to be moving okay there. but there are a lot of problems out there this morning. the latest forecast and weather next. it's 7:11. it's 7:11. some folks didn't think that our coffee was their flavoror, it wasn't th
ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfriend. police confirms there's no reports of false entry and no other suspects involved. oscar pistorius was the first-ever double-amputee at the olympics. this morning, the man known around the world as blade runner, has being charged with murder, that his model
us this morning. >> also today in washington, chuck hagel was sworn in this morning as defense secretary in a private ceremony with family members and immediate office staff at the pentagon. he later spoke to folks at the pentagon. we'll show that to you later in our program schedule. the supreme court today heard testimony in a case regarding the voting rights act of 1965. "the new york times" reporting on the oral argument today saying a central provision of that voting rights act could be in peril judging from rough or tough questioning today from the supreme court's more conservative members. they write that the law, a landmark achievement of the civil era, was challenged by shelby county, alabama, which said the requirement outlived its usefulness. we spoke about the oral argument today on "washington journal." host: the supreme court hears a case about the voting rights act today and here to talk about with us is ari berman, contributing righter at the nation. and hang von, at the heritage foundation, thank you to you. before we get into the specifics what the supreme cou
chuck hagel, could move one step closer to being confirmed today. the senate armed services committee plans to put hagel's nomination up for a vote. >>> most people you meet know their credit score off the top of their heads. you may want to double-check it this week. the federal trade commission says as many as 40 million americans have errors on their credit reports. including the spelling of your name, your address, your birthday and in some cases even your payment history. those mistakes can keep you from getting a loan qualifying for lower interest rates or cost you a job. if you find a mistake on your credit report. you're advised to contact the credit reporting agencies to have that immediately resolved. >>> let's check in with angie goff on the live desk with breaking news. >> wrestling fans not happy with this one. the international olympic committee deciding today to remove the sport of wrestling from the 2020 olympics. this after the executive board held a meeting had morning. now, other sports being considered that survived the cut were badminton and table tennis. the last
secretary of defense. if it's approved, chuck hagel's nomination will go before the full senate. south carolina republican lindsey graham is promising to block that vote unless he gets more answers about the benghazi attack. >>> well, the fir was flying at west minute -- the fur was flying at the westminster dog show. finalists were picked, four of them, american fox hound in the hound category. that is jewel from georgetown. keep your fingers crossed. another one, a pincher in the toy group. bichon frise in the nonsporting breeze. the old english sheep dog among the herding breeds, three more finalists and then best of show will be chosen tonight. >>> just over 19 hours left to the party in new orleans. you're looking at a live shot at midnight central time. police on horseback will ride through the french quarter to clear out the revelers and hose down the streets and the crews go to work as ash wednesday begins. >>> it was just about 24 hours ago that we got the stunning news pope benedict the 16th -- that pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of this month. i'm joined by americ
-- chuck hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense. more on that one coming up later tonight. >>> stronger gun regulation is said to be among the topics in the president's state of the union address address. and a handful of victims are invited to attend. this week in d.c., a larger group of more than 120 survivors of gun violence are urging lawmakers to get tough on goodbye control. that group includes a man who survived a mass shooting inside a colorado movie theatre last july during a midnight screening of the dark knight rises. 12 people died, 58 others hurt. steven barton was hit with 28 shotgunbleets in his face, neck, chest, and arms during the attack. steven, good to you have here. >> thanks for having me. >> you're an advisor for mayors against illegal guns. quickly, tell us about that organization to stars us off here. >> reporter: it's a bipartisan coalition of more than 850 mayors across the country representing 60 million americans. the organization advocates for commonsense gun reform that is supported by the american public. >> you're lobbying congress for legi
officials. chuck hagel has been nominated. and john brennan as cia director. >> justice department memo obtained reveals government officials don't need court order or charge you with a crime. they simply have to determine you are a terror leader and a serious threat to the u.s. law makers are raising concerns. peter ducey has more. >> reporter: democrats and republicans think it's okay if that person has aligned themselves with terrorists trying to attack america. there's disagreement about when it's okay to make that order. republican senator said this morning no american should be executed without a trial. should never get to decide someone's death by flipping through flash cards and saying you want to kill him? i don't know. yeah. let's kill him. agrees decisions should be made by more than one person. i think some independent check on the executive is healthy. according to democrat senator. >> we're going to hold hearings to work on this element. how to mesh the constitutional principle wills and values. >> but any trial would be an encroachment on the powers of the president in th
of mail service. >>> a full senate vote could happen sometime this week to approve chuck hagel as the nation's next defense secretary. the senate armed services committee voted along party lines in hagel's favor. hagel faces opposition from his fellow republicans. many challenged his past statements on -- hagel is president obama's choice to succeed leon panetta. >>> health officials in new zealand won't be adding health warnings on soft drink labels. after a woman who drank two gallons of coca-cola a day died of a heart attack. a coroner said the amount of soda and caffeine she drank likely led to imbalances that caused her heart problems. officials with the food and grocery council say labels will not save anyone who chooses to drink 30 cans of coke a day. >>> the federal trade commission says the makers of four loko will be required to put an alcohol fat panel on the backs of every can. the facts include the alcohol by volume and number of servings. fusion came under pier for deceptive marketing. they will also have to change the cans containing more than 2 1/2 servings of a
on wjz's eyewitness news. closer to confirmation. the latest on chuck hagel's attempt to become the next defense secretary. >>> terror in the sky. balloon explodes in midair. did anyone survive? >>> i'm bob turk. rain tonight. but a much warmer wednesday. i'll have the exclusich first [ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> a horrible accident in egypt, as a hot air balloon explodes, killing at least 19 tourists. investigators say a landing cable got caught up in one of the helium tubes. they say that caused the balloon to shoot up in the air 1,000 feet. and then crash back to earpghts. the pilot and one passenger survived but they're in critical condition. no americans were among the victims. >>> the vatican announces what the pope will be called and what he'll wear after retirement. it says that pope benedict xvi will be addressed as your holiness. and he will become pope emeritus. he will still wear his white cassic but give u
, or is it with chuck hagel, john brennan, john kerry? >> that's all the president. the president picks the people that he put around him, too. with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, defense and cia just in the last week their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. that's, you know not my judgment. that's the judgment as well of senators on both sides of the aisle. my guess is if you look at what the president's motives are for picking chuck headachele le-- chuck hagel, he wants the republican to be the foil for what he wants to do with the defense department which will do serious damage to the department. it looks to me that the president has made choices in part based on people who won't argue with him. >> we'll have much more of that interview ahead. the former vice president will talk about the use of water boarding and his relationship with former president george w. bush. >>> 24 hours after the bombshell announcement that pope benedict is resigning, the focus now turns to choosing his successor. benedict is the first pop
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you so much. >> any time. thanks so much for having me on. >>> a vote on chuck hagel's nomination has been delayed. senate armed services committee chairman carl levin had hoped to vote this week but 25 republicans are asking for more information, specifically some financial records. levin says he does hope to schedule a vote as soon as possible. hings. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> to politics now with actress ashley judd is fighting back after karl rove's group launched this ad. >> ashley judd, an obama following radical hollywood liberal who is right at home here in tennessee. >> judd is considering running for the senate against senator mitch mcconnell. a statement from her publicist says ashley thanks senator mccandm mcconnell, karl rove, and their negative allies for all the attention as she considers her
secretary chuck hagel, and a,14- 11, split along party lines. the nomination went to the floor and is expected to get a vote on the senate floor on thursday. we will be watching that to see who votes yes or no. in the baltimore sun -- all sell today, jack lew, president obama's nominee to be treasury secretary, he will have his confirmation hearing. we will cover that live here on c-span3 at 10:00 a.m. with live coverage of the confirmation hearing for him to become treasury secretary. we will cover that on c-span3. back to your phone calls about the state of the union address. stephen in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, democrat. caller: hello. i but it was a good speech and it contained a lot of progressive ideas that i agree with. what bothered me is we need more revenue, i agree. [indiscernible] a family member o a republican came home from germany and built the autobahn. the mayor of atlanta said one time we have the eisenhower administration, the highest margin of take-home taxes, and lowered to 71. 91%. not asking for 91% was the tax rate in the 1950's. we took care of veterans
firs. >> i'm tempted to switch to pandas, but i will stick with my first choice. the anti-chuck hagel campaigners, they thought they would find are find a smoke gun and derail his chances as secretary of state of defense. the evidence fell apart and they kind of look ridiculous. >> best week. i'm going toy is sequestration. everybody hates it, but if you're the sequester you're sitting pretty and it looks like you are going to happen very soon. >> that could be interpreted many ways. >> best and worst. >> worst week, jesse jackson, jr., pleading guilty to felony fraud is a big deal and chris christie, he has a 74% approval rating in new jersey and is picking up endorsements from democrats. >> wow! okay. that is good for him. marjorie, what about you? >> best week, state of maryland abolished the death penalty and joined other states and it makes no sense. $2 million per execution and does nothing to deter criminal today. it's an exciting move. worst week, lindsay graham leading the chuck hagel and tee took a tea party pill. he's been calling it an unreasonable, radical choice and unfo
senator chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense will be put to a vote some time next week. this after hagel was met with sharp questions from both sides of the aisle during his confirmation hearing on thursday. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the white house is not sounding alarm bells but officials do say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who served in the senate for 12 years, a republican from nebraska, and you would think that would make him very familiar with confirmation hearings, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iran nan government as a legitimate government and i would like your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized at the un. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'
on face the nation and promised not to confirm chuck hagel as defense secretary as the new director if he does not get answers from the white house. gram wants to know if the president personally reached out during the attack. >> lots of anticipation for president obama's address to the nation. address the looming sequestration automatic budget cuts that are due to kick in the 1st of march. also to focus on job creation and economic growth. tomorrow will be the first state of the union speech of his second term. >> it is now 8:10 on this monday morning. honoring harriet tubman. find out about a maryland senator's plan to highlight the historic abolitionist. >> will he stay in baltimore? dave ross serves up contract talk coming up in your next sports breakfast. it's 8:10.  >>> can you explain to me why the sprinkles are empty? >> well, they are not empty. >> look at me. >> they are not empty. >> did you eat those sprinkles? >> no, i did not. >> that is so cute. he doesn't have any idea. the evidence is all over his face. a three year old boy tries to pull a
republicaa &psenator chuck hagel to beccme the new c-i-a director. ormer congressman gabrielle gifforrs s attending the state of the union address tomorroo. tomorrow. giffords will be the guest of barbbr repplced giffords when sheereeigned &plast year.... to focus on her arizona in 2011. giffords says she pllns to listen to what the president has to say about gun viollnce. spoke at theesenate judiciary hearing.... urging that sometting needs to be done. people all accoss the country will go to tte president obama and receive the 2012 presidential citizens medal. the president is awarding the six educators killed in the massacre. the presiddet says their selfleesness and coorage is an inspiration to all. thh medal is the second highest civiliaa honor. sseator ben cardin is caaling for national parrk to reeember abolitionist harriet tubman. cardin says he will join wiih the n doubleea -p and other groups in washington wednesday to suppoot a bill that wwuld create parks in tubman. in march cardin plaas to join other senators to ccmmemmrate the
up a trade deal. it could take two years to compete. >>> "usa today" says there use news on chuck hagel. they could decide tomorrow. republicans are threatening to stonewall the nomination and moderate republican susan says she'll appose hagel. >> at a hearing yesterday patrick donohoe told senators the postal service needs their help. last year, keep in mind the post office loft nearly $16 billion. >>> and the "los angeles times" says researchers believe they may have spotted the youngest black hole in the galaxy and it's not fashion only 200,000 light years away. some say a black hole could provide a passage to another >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >>> this morning los angeles police are defending the fiery end to the shoot-out with christopher dorner. we did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get mr. dorner out. >> our carter evans with new details on how things ended. >>> and another dangerous man is on the loose outside dallas. the search for the man who made a dramatic escape
the nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary. he's a twice wounded vietnam combat veteran and former nebraska senator. we'll have live coverage of that meeting at 2:45 eastern. if the committee votes and approve the senate nomination, harry reid said he'd like a full senate vote either wednesday or thursday. the armed services committee met this morning to look at the upcoming sequester. those automatic defense cuts set to happen march 1. and they heard from among others the chairman or the joint chiefs of the -- the chief of staff of the army, general ray odierno. >> the fiscal outlook, which the army faces in fiscal year threen and to my hodge -- 2013 and to my knowledge is dire and unprecedented. by the budget control act of 2011, the combination of the continuing resolution, a shortfall -- excuse me -- the -- a shortfall in overseas contingency operation funds for afghanistan and the sequester in fiscal year 2013 has resulted in a $17 billion to $18 billion shortfall to the army's operation and maintenance accounts. as well as an additional $6 billion cut to other programs. all o
say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who, as you point out, is a republican who spent 12 years here in the senate representing nebraska. that should have made him very familiar with hearing that can get contentious, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iranian government as a legitimate government. i want your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say is it's recognizable, is recognized at the united nations. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'm a strong supporter of israel. i have been. i will continue to be. >> reporter: while hagel had done prep sessions in advanced, he appeared unprepared when challenged on past statements, like saying the jewish lobby intimidates on capitol hill. >> name one person, in your opinion, who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name
at the pentagon and intelligence advisory board, chuck hagel is uniquely qualified to meet challenges of defense and effort he put into the record many statements in support of senator hagel. this is what he says relative to a rant. iran poses a significant threat. >> please take your conversations outside the chamber. senate will proceed. >> no one talks about position on iran. poses a significant threat to the united states and interest in the region and globally. iran pursues an illicit nuclear program with the threats to provoke a regional arms race. and is fully committed to the quote preventing iran from obtaining new layer but then to achieve that goal and relative to israel, he's a strong supporter of israel, deputy minister he is a good friend of israel and in the word of dna alone says he believes and is not talking a senator hagel in the natural partnership between israel and the united states as part of the volume of defense relations between israel and the united states, which are so important to both countries. now the only question is what we're voting on. what we are voting on he
'm grateful for his education and there is no comparison between the quality of this man and chuck hagel. they are in different sandboxes. i'm very grateful for people like this who we desperately need in times like this. >> we go to the independent line. this is doug, welcome to the conversation. caller: thanks for taking my call and thanks to c-span. i think the only one that had any sanity and knew the questions that were going to be asked. we did not get any answers to them. how is the decision made? what are the requirements? the independent said we should have a court that regardless who the president is they should not have a unilateral way to document nominate someone. people in this country don't know about the mddaa, the national defense thorgs act which allows the president to designate a person who he feels is a terrorist or supporting terrorist organizations to deprive him of life, liberty and not be able to go in front of a court. you can't say listen, you have the wrong person. we can be unilaterally detained. there is no question about, for instance, the propaganda guy th
. democratic leaders are expected to force a vote on the nomination of chuck hagel tomorrow. some republicans say they'll vote no unless the white house provides more information about the benghazi attack. however, hagel is expected to get the 60 votes needed for approval. >>> also president obama answers questions in a google-powered fireside hangout this afternoon, two days after he delivered the big state of the union address. it will be streamed live starting at 4:50 eastern time. >>> an ailing pope benedict celebrated his last public mass presiding over ash wednesday services at st. peters basilica. the pope was visibly moved by the thunderous applause and in his final homily, the pope warned about internal church rivalries and thanked the faithful for their support. >>> millions of christians marked the beginning of lent by getting ashes on the foreheads in observance of ash wednesday. >> and an episcopal church in western new york made it extra convenient for those with a busy schedule. drive-through ashes. yeah, you heard me right. it's actually part of a trend that started in st. lou
. >> former senator chuck hagel was at risk of being filibustered. do you think it is appropriate for your republican colleagues to filibuster his nomination? >> i will remind you that this is the house side of the capital. we are not involved in the senate nominations. you can ask the senate. >> do you have an opinion about this, your republican colleagues leading the charge? >> mr. boehner, legislation expired at the end of the 112th congress. he if the senate does pass a bill, how will the house handle it? >> we passed a bill twice to replace the sequester. our position is clear. i expect the senate to do their work. if they're willing to pass a bill, we will find some way to work with them to address this problem. i have made it perfectly clear, the sequester -- i don't like it. no one should like it. but the sequester is there because the president insisted that it be there. where is the president's plan to replace the sequester that he insisted upon? >> the violence against women act, what is your timeline? >> representatives are continuing to work with the committee of jurisdiction,
. chuck hagel is an eisenhower republican. ike had the defense posture called the new look. they cut back on missile systems and on u.s. troops during that time. there were being fiscally responsible when it came to defense spending. obama will have a new look defense posture in some ways. on relied in the 1950's nuclear-weapons and president obama has a drone policy, " defense on the cheap," as they used to call leit. role warre earl warren appointed to the supreme court. he acted in american interest when he defended egypt. nobody would argue it wasn't brave of eisenhower to do so. the greatest public works project on his watch. the st. lawrence seaway. he created nasa, which led the way to the kennedy years in going to the moon. barack, the federal troops to protect school girls going to school and dealing with the implementation of brown. the virtues of eisenhower were quite strong. n a thirdhave won third to term. host: this from twitter. guest: well, of course, depending on how you look at things. some people vote for the lesser of two evils. many dreamed for a third party s.at nev
condemned north korea's underground tests on that nuclear device. voting on chuck hagel, nation to become defense secretary. the vietnam combat vet is facing opposition from fellow republicans for the vote and statements on israel. iran, iraq had nuclear weapons. in new orleans a little rain isn't dampening the mardi gras spirit on bourbon street, the parade began around dawn and rolled to french quarters keeping some people away. a quick look at your headlines, back to you, melissa and lori. melissa: happy fat tuesday. president obama expected to push for investments in tonight's state of the union address. even as the national moves hours on spending, investments. a fox news poll say cutting spending will be more likely to help strengthen the nation's economy compared to 13% who believe increased spending or investments would do the trick. will the policy be swayed by tonight's address? time now for the dobbs. lou: for the audience, it is perhaps of interest, person who started this term of investments about spending was none other than william jefferson clinton. he had such great succ
-- sides and they are wrong. guest: that is one of the main selling points about chuck hagel. he is a pragmatist. one of the reasons the president nominated him was that i think he is reading the tenor of the electorate to say this is the kind of person that we want an office, that there is -- and a large proportion of the electorate it is ideal -- ideologically driven and we want more leaders to look at things objectively and with an open mind. i think that was one of the primary reasons why they are very enthusiastic about senator hagel's nomination. i think your point is well taken. host: editors of the new york times asked, it is clear hagel is in the mainstream. the usa today ads of this -- host: richmond virginia on the independent line. caller: i am wondering which american people they are talking about. my sentiments are that the colors before me -- their comments before me, the american people are wondering about what these politicians are basing their assumptions on as far as hagel is concerned. he used to be a parity decent sounding person -- decent sounding person. he
confirmation. chuck hagel should get committee approval today, which means he could be confirmed by thursday. >> valerie jarrett is senior adviser to president obama. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. how are you? >> very well, thank you. i do want to talk about the state of the union. let's start with north korea, which conducted its third and most powerful nuclear test overnight. convening an emergency meeting of the security council, the u.n. is, but what is left in the sanctions of one of the countries that is the most sanctioned and still defies? >> it violates multiple u.n. security resolutions. it is threatening to the united states, it is destabilizing and not necessarily in the best interest of north korea. it doesn't strengthen north korea. it makes it more vulnerable, isolates it and increases the impoverishment of the country. let's not get ahead that have meeting and see what happens. >> the president addressing the nation tonight, i want to start by reading you a quote from the president. now is the time to jump-start job creation, restart lending and invest in ar
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